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Posted on: April 30, 2021

The Jack Perry Award

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In February 2013, the College Park City Council established an award in recognition of Councilman John Edward “Jack” Perry.   

Councilman Perry served on the College Park City Council from 1979 to 1983 and from 1989 to 2011, for a total of 26 years.  From the time he moved to College Park’s Berwyn neighborhood in 1969, until his death in 2012, Jack was deeply committed to serving his community, which he demonstrated by spending many hours working to improve the quality of life for all who lived and worked in College Park.  Through the years, he volunteered on numerous associations, boards, coalitions, task forces and committees at the neighborhood, city, county and state levels.   This Award will recognize a member of the community who emulates Councilman Jack Perry’s legacy of public service. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible for the award, a person must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter or legal resident of College Park.

Criteria:  The Jack Perry award will recognize a College Park resident who has participated to an extraordinary degree in neighborhood, civic, or municipal affairs within the City in a manner that improves public spaces, fosters community cohesion, eradicates blight, informs discussion of public issues, provides leadership, and/or furthers the best interests of the City as a whole.  

Nominations:  From May 15 to July 15 each year, any resident, neighborhood association or organization in the City may submit a nomination for the Jack Perry Award.   Nominations should be submitted in writing to the City Clerk for the City of College Park, 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375, College Park, MD, 20740, or by e-mail to   Nominations will be reviewed by a Committee that includes a member of the Perry family.  This non-monetary award will be presented by the City Council in the fall.

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